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. >> good morning, elizabeth and to you, george. muff kn much news to get to. former new york city mayer ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and helping to rescue new york from financial ruin. he died this morning, he was 88 years old. >>> we want to turn to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning show prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> the first may jr. read on how the economy is faring thus far. 165,000 jobs were created in january is what is expected to be reported today. the unemployment rate stands at 7.8%. >>> a $30,000 reward is being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> massive explosion at the head quarters of mexico's state run oil agency in mexico ci
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
on the scene in that small russian city that was hit by a real meteorite. that report coming up. >> over 1,000 people injured there. they thought a plane had crashed. so many people nervous there. >>> also, from shooting stars to hollywood stars. tom cruise is back in the headlines this morning. you'll recall that the actor sued a tabloid magazine over reports that he abandoned his daughter, suri, following his split from katie holmes. and it turns out, the tabloid isn't going down without a fight. now, a publisher is threatening to play hard ball by demanding very personal details from the hollywood megastar. >> the question is, will he cave? >>> also this morning, a medical miracle straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case th
of the country. thousands of cars stranded. buses out of control on city streets. tornadoes damage the south. it's all moving east with heavy rain and snow to areas already buried. >>> breaking right now. olympic hero oscar pistorius will learn whether he will go free or stay behind bars. his case to get out of jail. >>> vegas on alert after the dramatic gun battle on the strip. bullets fly between a range rover and a maserati outside the famous casinos. three killed, at least six injured. police on a massive manhunt for the shooters in the suv. >>> and these shocking sects caught on tape on a moving ski lift. the teenager, falling four stories down, smashing into the side of the mountain. he's okay. and revealing this morning, what caused his astonishing fall. >>> and good morning, america. happy friday to all of you. as we told you, robin will be pacing herself. she feels fantastic right now. but she's sleeping in this morning. a busy couple of days coming up. she'll be interviewing michelle obama and also going to the oscars. great to have amy robach in this morning. we're going to be bringin
. with hurricane-force winds blowing down entire walls. watch this gigantic load of snow plummet from a city rooftop. >>> the top-secret nomination revealed to get the first lady at the oscars. producers take a move straight out of "argo." robin's interview with the first lady. >>> and we're just moments away from revealing the sizzling new cast of "dancing with the sta " stars." our exclusive first look at the players and their partners. all joining us live. be ready to be surprised by who is ready to rumba in the ballroom. >>> and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hit
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
, as authorities in four states search for the driver of that range rover, police here in sin city are trying to calm nerves. thursday's shooting marks the fifth violent incident on the popular vegas strip since december. >> this is something you never really, really ever want to explain as a parent, to lose a child -- >> reporter: and police are continue to look surveillance video this morning, trying to look for clues that will lead them to the shooter. amy? >> all right. >>> sam is tracking the latest weather. >>> good morning, everyone. not just that snow, ice and cold that you're talking about. more than 1100 miles worth of storm from the great lakes all of the way to the gulf coast. we'll start with one of the tornadoes in mississippi. you can see it in the light area. the twitter pictures. the idea four tornadoes possibly in that zone, three have been reported. we're looking at storm damage that's eeril similar to tornado damage. strong, gusty winds. in one part of texas, a woman, a 74-year-old woman was killed when a tree limb from that storm came down on her home. on to the north, yo
're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3 inches in okc proper. west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i think manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. listen to me here. drive home home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low hour drive time home will be bit on the west side. 36 degrees with mostly cloudy the wind chill at 30 come andain will >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party city. >> party city. >> party city. one of my favorite places. >> i'll be
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
of the scale involved here and the difficulty in towing this city, floating on the sea, 350 miles in the gulf of mexico. but this morning, it's about the end of the ordeal. and the people getting off the ship. those that cheered, who unfurled a banner that read, sweet home alabama. overnight, the sweet taste of terra firma. >> great to be back in america and on land. >> reporter: just before midnight, more than 3,000 passengers stranded for 8 days at sea, began spilling out of the ship. some angry. >> it was degrading. demoralizing. they want to insult us by giving us $500. >> reporter: others, relief. >> i'm just happy to be alive. quite an ordeal. but we're here. >> reporter: toby barlow, sprinting to his wife, planting this kiss, hundred of several hundred emotional reunions. this morning, the first images of their hellish journey. the sodden carpets. the wait for food. gerry cahill personally boarded the ship to apologize. a move that seemed to infuriate people. >> he said, we know how you feel. no, you don't. you did not go many nights wondering what you were going to eat. what do you do
up in the dakotas, parts of minnesota, through kansas city, 52. indianapolis is 31 and kind of a cute look at the presidents day forecast across the nation. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> this weather report has been brought to you by citibank. bianna? >> thank you, ginger. go nowhere. go nowhere because she's going to go flying after a quick break. coming up on "gma," ginger at it again. what has our resident daredevil gotten into now. >> one of the latest viral video of puppies dancing. the shake. ♪ ] mywere going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit to apply. [ all kids ] twooooo! [ moderator ] you sure? i am absolutely positive! [ little boy ] two t
this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how he shot his
monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> let's get more from greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and thatasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him talk a couple nights ago off the cuff. he was very, very clear. but it's more in mobility and slowing down a bit. bu
, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sa sam. >> models started to show this last night. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through. to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will be mixing, as well. as far as exact totals, we're not going to do that tonight into tomorrow. buffalo, albany, 6 to 12-inch snowfalls. new york, 3 to 6 for that area. philly, a little less. 1 to 3. boston, 12 to 24 inches of snow. some places in maine
, skipped the new york city area but really pounded from boston to hyannisport pretty heavily. a good hit of snow. this storm, in some way was almost as powerful as the bli blizza blizzardmaker. up to 10 inches of snow in some locations there. the cold air dragging in behind. 12 below in saranac lake. the wind chills are brutally cold this morning. one more snowmaker we'll watch develop. north dakota on into minnesota. it's february, and every bit of it. josh? >> thank you, sam. paula faris here are the top storie stories. >> everyone is wondering what is going on at the pump these days. we begin with something we all need that is getting a whole lot more expensive. the experts are not sure why. gasoline prices have skyrocketed by 42 cents a gallon in just 2 last month much of that increase in the last few days. abc's lindsey janis, the newest correspondent in the house. welcome to our function nal family here at abc news. >> thanks, guys. good to be here. believe it or not, some drivers paying more that are $5 a gallon for gas. in every corner of the country, prices are skyrocketing. the
an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's gorgeous. we salute you capitola, california. great stuff going on. 61 in sacramento. 67 at san francisco. palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. there's a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. 46 in new york city. we'll say 42 in boston. is ouregrees, that .emperature we are around the freezing mark around maryland. anything elevated, bridges and passes. pleasant conditions, and high 47 and 52. a great day. tomorrow, we will see some dayds move in late in the with a wintry mix late. much >> little cold front drops into florida. but beautiful skies across the gulf coast today. we'll have more weather when we come back in a minute. >> thank you, sam. >>> coming up on "gma," the high school sweetheart murder trial. a star football player accused of slashing his girlfriend to death. his defense is insanity. >>> and one cousin defending another. jenny mccarthy lashing out at the film critic who savaged melissa mccarthy in his
shot in the head during a training exercise. he was shot by a baltimore city police instructor at a facility in owings mills. commissioner says all training operation will be suspend until the investigation is compete. >> we are waiting to find out a cause for a house fire in northwest baltimore. this is video coming up last night after 7:00 near the 2200 lock of madison -- block of madison avenue. stay with and twitter for the latest on the story as they become available. >> let's see how the weather is shaping newspaper yes. we are dry right now. we will stay that way through the morning hours and we have the rain coming in from the south. this will work its way in and it will switch over to a snow as we go later into the evening around 7:00 we get the wintery mix but looking at the most accurate future trend we can see what's happening as we go through time. the snow back off toward the north and west and in that rain begins to work its way n on the backside we can wrap things up with no especially by tomorrow morning it will be slick outside. this is what to ex
on the board. and it looks like an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's gorgeous. we salute you capitola, california. great stuff going on. 61 in sacramento. 67 at san francisco. palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. there's a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. 46 in new york city. we'll say 42 in boston. >>> "good morning maryland" and happy valentine's day. i'm meteorologist lynette charles and we are dealing with some patchy fog out there this morning. we are dry but there are some slick spots on the roadways as well. make sure you take it easy as you head out and about. 47 degrees will be our high temperature for today and the clouds will decrease as we go through time. so we will get plenty of sunshine in here. we have a new storm system working its way in here friday night into early saturday dropping rain and snow and on the backside of that system we are going to get very blustery as we head into sunday. >> little cold front drops into florida. bu
city, washington, d.c., raleigh, up to boston. the second low has oomph. it will probably produce more snow saturday night into sunday. we feel like boston will get anywhere from six to nine inches. quick look at the cold air that heads right after the two systems. goes all the way deep down south. look at atlanta going into the 30s. look at miami. early-morning windchills will probably be in those 30s, as well. we have high temperatures coming in the 40s. >> all right, sam, thank you so much. >>> coming up on "good morning america," breaking news in the case of olympic hero oscar pistorius. were there troubling signs that were ignored? >>> also, get ready to meet the miracle blizzard baby. ♪ that aroma calls to you ♪ time to jump in to something new ♪ ♪ ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup that retiring some day is even an option for sean and me. how'd you get comfortable enough to know you could really do it? well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it gua
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